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After a half-century of attempts, psilocybin has finally been synthesized in the lab

A team of researchers at Friedrich Schiller University Jena has figured how out to make psilocybin, the chemical responsible for creating hallucinations in people who consume the mushrooms that ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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TB drug discovery paves way to pharmaceutical superhighway

New screening method using ‘allosteric compounds’ could dramatically increase efficiency of drug discovery.

Mon 7 Aug 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Video: How superhydrophobic materials stay totally dry

Raincoats, car windshields, waterproof phones: They all use a little chemistry to stay dry. Inspired by nature, chemists use extremely water-fearing, or superhydrophobic, coatings to repel water ...

Tue 8 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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On the path to vitamin A in rice

The lack of vitamin A in food is a major cause of health problems worldwide and can lead to blindness and even death. This is especially a problem in threshold or third-world countries, where ...

Fri 21 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Rare fungus product reduces resistance to antibiotics

Microorganisms, among them fungi, are a natural and rich source of antibiotic compounds. A team from the Vetmeduni Vienna and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna succeeded ...

Fri 15 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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Researchers unveil first artificial enzyme created by evolution in test tube

(Phys.org)—There's a wobbly new biochemical structure in Burckhard Seelig's lab at the University of Minnesota that may resemble what enzymes looked like billions of years ago, when life on ...

Wed 30 Jan 13 from Phys.org

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New artificial enzyme safer for nature

Perilous and polluting industrial processes can be made safer with enzymes. But only a short range of enzymes have been available for the chemical industry.

Thu 22 Oct 09 from Phys.org

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New research sheds light on how aged wine gets its aroma

Researchers have discovered an enzyme that plays a leading role in the formation of compounds that give aged wines their sought-after aroma.

Mon 29 Aug 16 from Phys.org

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New process improves catalytic rate of enzymes by 3,000 percent

Light of specific wavelengths can be used to boost an enzyme's function by as much as 30 fold, potentially establishing a path to less expensive biofuels, detergents and a host of other products.

Tue 17 Apr 12 from Phys.org

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Researchers determine structure of intermediate form of unique enzyme

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(PhysOrg.com) -- Montana State University chemists have determined the structure of an intermediate form of a unique enzyme that participates in some of the most fundamental reactions in biology.

Mon 26 Apr 10 from Phys.org

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